Donald H. Whitney
Don Whitney serves as Founder, President and CEO of Corporate Sports Unlimited, Incorporated; Corporate Events Unlimited, Corporate Health Unlimited, The "WE Event Series" and the World Children’s Center.
Corporate Events Unlimited produces team building and special events for the nation’s leading companies. Recognized internationally for their “Battle of the Superstars” and their unique “Employee Appreciation Days,” Corporate Events Unlimited, Inc. also produces Tenant Appreciation Days, and Company Picnics. Corporate Events Unlimited, Inc. provides competitive team building games and special events which foster team spirit, camaraderie and fellowship to such clients as IBM, AT&T, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Accenture, Pepsico and Xerox, serving over 2,000,000 people annually.
In addition, Corporate Health Unlimited offers complete design, consulting and management services to executive health clubs and spas in the finest office parks, public and private world headquarters, resorts and hotels in the country. Since 1981, Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc. has opened, managed and served as consultants for over one hundred (100) properties, including such notable clients as Pebble Beach, Grand Cypress Resort, Hilton Hotels, Omni Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Coca-Cola, Trammell Crow, Rock Resorts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotels at Laguna Niguel, Rancho Mirage, Atlanta and Naples, and the Mauna Lani, Hawaii.
Don is also the Founder and President of the WE Event Series (formerly The U.S 10K Classic), a local, national and international sporting event, held each Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. This road racing event (walkers, runners, inline skaters, cyclists and wheelchair athletes) brings over 200,000 people together annually from around the world. A Georgia 501(c)(3) non-profit event that benefits (100% of the proceeds) children’s charities. The U.S. 10K Classic was developed as a vehicle to bring awareness and funding to children’s charities, and for the development of the World’s Children Center, a planned community which will accommodate 800+ homeless, orphaned, foster and/or neglected children from Georgia, the United States, and the World. Since 1994 over $5 million dollars has been donated to 30 local charities that assist children at risk.
Whitney, a 10-year veteran tennis professional, worked with Sports Illustrated for RockResort Properties at the Dorado and Cerromar Beach Hotels in the Caribbean.
Don has been or is a member of and is active in such organizations as: Society of Incentive Travel Executives, Meeting Planners International, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Club, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, SHRM Atlanta (Society for Human Resource Management), and has served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, The U.S. 10K Classic and the World Children’s Center. He is presently on the Board of Directors for the WE Event Series at the World Children’s Center. He has been actively involved with Compassion International, World Vision and Christian Children’s Fund since 1976. Don was honored by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the “1995 Small Business Person of the Year” and was a finalist in the 2002 Business Division for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. Don was selected as “Citizen of the Year” for the City of Smyrna, Georgia in 2010.
Don is married to Cathy (Executive VP/CSU) for 31 years and they have twin sons, Brian and Kevin. Brian serves as Vice President of Business Development for CSU/CHU and CEU and Kevin is an Associate for Genesis Capital in Atlanta.